Students passionate about becoming an entrepreneur can now apply for scholarships to the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Scholarships are awarded annually to Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship students and are renewable up to three years depending on student performance, says Tom Field, the program's director.
To apply, students must complete an application and series of essay questions at http://engler.unl.edu/web/engler/scholarships. Applications are due by Feb. 15, 2013.
"We encourage students from across various academic programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources to apply," Field says. "Our goal is to find students who are committed to building enterprises and who have the drive, passion and dedication to reshape rural economies through innovation and creativity applied to the broad realm of agribusiness. We are looking for students who are willing to accept risk in the pursuit of their dreams and who are willing to go the extra mile."
The Engler experience includes the academic minor, travel experiences to learn from outstanding entrepreneurs, networking opportunities, internships and a host of other experiential programming.
New in 2013 is the opportunity for students to become part of the Agribusiness Entrepreneurship and Leadership: Solutions for the Future learning community through residence life. More information can be found at http://www.unl.edu/learncom/home.
The Engler program began in 2010 with a $20 million gift over 10 years from the Paul F. and Virginia J. Engler Foundation. The purpose of the program is to identify students with the entrepreneurial drive and then foster development of professional skills conducive to success in applying entrepreneurism in agriculture and agribusiness.
For more information about the program, visit http://engler.unl.edu.